The Motorola Moto G5 Plus Offer, Specifications & Preview

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The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is here! We had the opportunity earlier last week to have our first-ever hands-on preview of the Moto G5 Plus smartphone. We also managed to unearth some preliminary information on the Moto G5 Plus. Check out the preview and pre-launch details!

The Moto G5 Plus Preview, Price & Availability


The Moto G5 Plus Preview

The Motorola Moto G5 Plus is a mid-range smartphone with a 5.2″ full HD display. It runs on the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, and is powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC. Motorola offers variants with 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM and either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage. But we can confirm that only the top model with 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage will be sold in Malaysia.

Even though Motorola pegs the G5 Plus as a mid-range smartphone, it boasts a 12 MP main camera with a Dual Pixel sensor which allows for more accurate and very fast autofocus. This is usually a feature of flagship smartphone models. It is also supported by a dual LED flash, and is capable of recording 4K videos at 30 fps.

The Moto G5 Plus has a 3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery, which supports 15 W TurboPower charging. According to Moto, a 15 minute charge is enough to give you an additional 6 hours of power. In addition, the G5 Plus has a full metal chassis, and is protected in the front by Gorilla Glass 3. Motorola also gave it nano coating that repels water, but it is not water-resistant.


The Moto G5 Plus Specifications

SpecificationsMoto G5 Plus / Moto G Plus (5th Gen)
Display5.2" Full HD IPS display
- 1080 x 1920 pixels, 424 ppi
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3
Water-repellent nano-coating
Operating SystemAndroid 7.0 Nougat
System PlatformQualcomm Snapdragon 625
Processor8 x ARM Cortex-A53 cores (2.0 GHz)
Graphics ProcessorQualcomm Adreno 506 GPU (650 MHz)
Memory4 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (933 MHz)
Storage32 GB internal flash storage (eMMC 5.1)
Dedicated microSD card slot (up to 128 GB)
Front Camera5 MP sensor with f/2.2 lens
Rear Camera12 MP Dual Pixels sensor with f/1.7 lens and dual LED flash
AudioFront-ported speakers
Dual microphones
Connectivity4G LTE : Band 1, 3, 5, 8, 40
WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz)
Bluetooth : version 4.2
USB : microUSB 2.0 port
SIM CapabilityDual SIM, Dual Standby capability
Dual nano SIM (dedicated slots)
Fingerprint SensorYes
Other SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light, Proximity
GPSYes, GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS support
Battery3,000 mAh lithium-ion battery (non-removable)
- 15 W TurboPower charging
Dimensions74.0 mm high x 150.2 mm tall x 9.7 mm thick
Weight155 g
Available ColoursLunar Gray / Fine Gold


New Features On The Horizon

While the Moto G5 Plus already comes with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed, Motorola is promising a slew of new features. While they cannot reveal much, we know that a major firmware update is scheduled for July 2017, and it will come with Moto Key.

The Moto Key upgrade will allow you to unlock any computer (with the Moto Key app installed) with your Moto G5 Plus. Just authenticate yourself using the fingerprint sensor on the G5 Plus, and presto! your computer is unlocked!


Price & Availability

The Moto G5 Plus is priced at RM 1,299 (~US$ 289), and is exclusively available on Lazada. You will be able to pre-order the Moto G5 Plus starting Monday, 29 May 2017, with delivery starting from 5 June 2017 onwards.

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Motorola has prepared the following pre-order and launch promotion

Pre-Order Offers (valid from 29 May to 4 June only)

  • 12-month extended warranty under the Moto Care Plan worth RM199
  • Moto Flip Case and screen protector worth RM99 (while stocks last)

Launch Offers (valid from 5 June onwards)

  • Moto Flip Case and screen protector worth RM99 (while stocks last)

Customers can check out the 0% installment plan offered by Lazada Malaysia as well.


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